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  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    F 4542

    4th Battalion Border Regiment on the Somme Front, May 1940: A soldier of the 4th Battalion, Border Regiment stands by his requisitioned and well camouflaged lorry.

  • rum jar, British (fragments)

    rum jar, British (fragments)

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 8220

    Fragments from a First World War period British Army rum jar bearing the remnants of the original full marking - 'SRD' -which is widely accepted stood for 'Supply Reserve Depot'; other, more ironic, interpretations of the initials...

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    F 4529

    4th Battalion Border Regiment on the Somme Front, May 1940: Soldiers of the 4th Battalion, Border Regiment take up defensive positions by the roadside.

  • SECOND LIEUTENANT ELWIN BRUCE OLIFENT, 27 BATTALION, AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY, AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE

    SECOND LIEUTENANT ELWIN BRUCE OLIFENT, 27 BATTALION, AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY, AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE

    part of "BOND OF SACRIFICE - FIRST WORLD WAR PORTRAITS COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 93492

    Lt Olifent of Henley Beach, Australia, enlisted on 25 February 1915 and sailed for the Middle East on 31 May. After a period in Egypt in July -August 1915, he was posted to the Western Front. Lt Olifent was commissioned in the field during the Battle of...

  • COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR WILLIAM SCOTT, 16 BATTALION, ROYAL SCOTS

    COMPANY SERGEANT MAJOR WILLIAM SCOTT, 16 BATTALION, ROYAL SCOTS

    part of "BOND OF SACRIFICE - FIRST WORLD WAR PORTRAITS COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 93518

    CSM Scott was reported missing, believed wounded in the right shoulder, on 1 July 1916 at the start of the Battle of the Somme. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

  • THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (BEF) IN FRANCE 1939-1940

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    F 4580

    British troops on the Somme Front: The driver of a British scout car asleep on top of his vehicle.

  • PRIVATE TOM CLEMENT OGLESBY

    PRIVATE TOM CLEMENT OGLESBY

    part of "BOND OF SACRIFICE - FIRST WORLD WAR PORTRAITS COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 93484

    Private Tom Clement Oglesby 46652. Unit: 124th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Death: 8 October 1916, missing, Somme, Western Front. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

  • PRIVATE EDWARD CHARLES ALBERT NICE, 10 BATTALION, ESSEX REGIMENT

    PRIVATE EDWARD CHARLES ALBERT NICE, 10 BATTALION, ESSEX REGIMENT

    part of "BOND OF SACRIFICE - FIRST WORLD WAR PORTRAITS COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 93473

    Pte Nice was reported missing, aged 20, at Thiepval on 26 September 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. He is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

  • CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    CHEMICAL WARFARE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

    part of "LUZ (HERR) COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: German official photographer 1916-08

    Q 52843

    The First World War: German artilleryman wearing his gas mask whilst in a battery position near Les Boeufs on the Somme.

  • PRIVATE JIM OLDROYD

    PRIVATE JIM OLDROYD

    part of "BOND OF SACRIFICE - FIRST WORLD WAR PORTRAITS COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 93491

    Private Jim Oldroyd. Unit: 7th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Death: 24 August 1916, missing, Somme, Western Front. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

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